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Over the summer you were able to lose weight by sticking to your bikini diet. But as we head into
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This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question of dealing with excessive ...
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Weight training in the gym isn’t a mindless act of working out on random machines and repeating the same exercises over and over again hoping for a different result.

This month, counsellor and psychotherapist Douglas Holwerda deals with the issue of suicide.

A couple of years ago, a republished series of Ayn Rand’s books were high on the list of Bookworm’s most requested books.

Medical evacuations are difficult to pull off but in terms of complexity, there’s nothing that goes beyond extracorporeal membrane oxidation (ECMO).

I know that vegetarianism and what people choose to eat can be an emotion-filled topic.

Nguyen Hue in Central Saigon

There is a current proposal to establish a designated pedestrian zone in District 1.

Buying property in Vietnam is one thing and the now not-so-new legislation was a very progressive step and extremely well received. However, when it comes to cashing in — selling and renting out your new property — there are a few things you need to know that the developer won’t tell you.

The best workouts target all muscle groups, ligaments, tendons, fascia and use both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. The mentality of most is that to get a fit, toned and well-shaped body one must go to the gym and lift weights or use fancy machinery. This simply is not the case. Body weight or callisthenic exercise is more beneficial than equipment-based exercise. Is it time to move more and lift equipment less to achieve your ideal body?

There’s a lot of interest right now in pediatrics in figuring out how electronic media affects young kids’ brains, learning styles and habits — especially toddlers who are attempting to get a handle on spoken language. There is also ongoing interest in how relationships with good books and stories affects their cognitive and social growth.

When it comes to female weight training, myths and false perceptions abound. Many women are too intimidated to even set foot into a gym, imagining a terrifying scene of unfamiliar equipment and people’s perfect bodies. Some women worry that if they do begin strength training, they might turn into muscle-bound freaks. This will not happen. Strength training is as much about toned fitness as it is about building muscle.

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